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Peter FitzSimons
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Peter FitzSimons

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Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, and a busy events and motivational speaker. He is the author of over twenty-seven books, including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Eureka, Ned Kelly, Gallipoli and biographies of Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake‚ Kim Beazley‚ Nick Farr-Jones‚ Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales, and is one of Australia's biggest selling non-fiction authors of the last fifteen years. Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations. He lives with his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney.


'FitzSimons’s Gallipoli is the kind of book every Australian backpacker should read on the way to the Anzac Cove memorials.'

The Australian

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Fitzy’s top Aussies

Peter FitzSimons shares his top-10 Australian heroes.

Forget him not

Peter FitzSimons illuminates a critical figure in the Allied victory of WW1.

The fog of war

Peter FitzSimons casts historical light on the world’s largest military assault.

Heavy truths

Peter FitzSimons reveals the deadly consequences of our chubby culture.

Catalyst for change

Lisa Wilkinson reflects on husband Peter FitzSimons’ road to better living.